FLUX NIGHT 2013
Saturday, October 5 7 pm to midnight
Castleberry Hill Arts District
OVEREXPOS(d) is an experimental short that combines traditional animation techniques with digital video in order to challenge pervasive stereotypes about Black masculinity in popular culture. This piece locates society’s fascination with the black male body, fashion, and hip-hop culture within the trend of “sagging” (a style where men wear their pants sagging below their waist). Building on Patricia Hills Collins’ notion of “controlling images”, OVEREXPOS(d) subverts stereotypes of Black masculinity—in the context of commodified Black popular culture—by exposing the fear and admiration connected to the hyper-visibility of the Black male body.